Partners - Eastern Africa
Envirocare - Tanzania
Envirocare implements development projects aimed at improving environmental conservation and ensuring equitable sharing of the natural resources that most Tanzanians depend on for their livelihoods.
Foundation HELP - Tanzania
Foundation HELP was originally set up by community members who wanted to tackle and transform obstacles faced in daily life. The organisation now works to support local communities across a broad base of participatory and multi-sectoral development sectors throughout the region of Mara.
ICE (Institute for Culture and Ecology) - Kenya
ICE was founded out of a visible need to promote the inherent and natural role of culture in environmental and resource management in Kenya. ICE is committed to buttressing traditional knowledge in community-based environmental and resource management initiatives and facilitating culture-based learning that would lead to social and ecological well-being of the Earth community.
Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) - Ethiopia
The main purpose of ISD is to pursue sustainable development, primarily in Ethiopia, by empowering communities and helping them build on their own sustainable development practices.
MELCA Mahiber - Ethiopia
MELCA (Movement for Ecological Learning and Community Action) arose out of a shared concern about the erosion and destruction of biodiversity and culture in Ethiopia. MELCA aims to work for the revival and enhancement of traditional ecological knowledge and to protect the rights of communities in Ethiopia.
PELUM Kenya - Kenya
PELUM (Participatory Ecological Land Use Management), based in Thika, is a network of civil society organisations working with grass-root communities in East and Southern Africa. Its vision is to empower communities to become self organised to make choices towards a socially and economically sustainable improved quality of life.
Porini Trust - Kenya
Porini focuses on ecological and cultural regeneration projects and territorial management in rural communities. It aims to demonstrate and further catalyze community led programmes for the protection of critical areas, based on traditional ecological knowledge and cultural practices; and to promote Earth-centred policies, governance, sustainable development and legislation.
SACDEP - Kenya
Sacdep (Sustainable Agriculture Community Development Programmes) is based in Thika, Kenya, and is clear that external resources do not create development. Their philosophy is that upon provision of knowledge and skills, farmers are informed and empowered, and are thus able to design and follow their desired destiny in life.
Green Belt Movement - Kenya
Founded in 1977 by Prof. Wangari Maathai, the first African woman and the first environmentalist to receive the Nobel Peace Prize (in 2004), the Green Belt Movement is one of the most prominent women’s civil society organizations, based in Kenya, advocating for human rights and supporting good governance and peaceful democratic change through the protection of the environment.
NAPE - Uganda
NAPE was formed in 1997 in Uganda, East Africa, as a registered indigenous environmental non-governmental organization (NGO). NAPE works on a number of environmental issues with specific focus on undertaking lobbying and advocacy for sustainable use of natural resources in the areas of water and energy as well as for the sustainable future of Uganda communities.
The Rural Initiatives Development Programme (RIDEP) is a registered indigenous Kenyan Community Based Organization (CBO) working with rural communities in the Tharaka district of Kenya in order to improve food and livelihood security.
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